Turn light into sound in this multi-award winning game from the creators of Fractal!
User reviews: Very Positive (161 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 28, 2012
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Buy Particles, Colors, and Light - The Cipher Prime Bundle

Includes 5 items: Auditorium, Fractal: Make Blooms Not War, Splice, Splice Soundtrack, Splice: Epilogue Soundtrack

 

About This Game

The classic particle puzzler finally arrives on Steam! Turn light into sound in this multi-award winning game. Auditorium is about the process of discovery and play. There are no right or wrong answers, and there are any number of ways to solve each puzzle. See why Auditorium has won countless awards and is considered the Second Best Browser Game of All Time. To get started, turn up your sound and fill up the first audio container!

We hope you enjoy playing in our Auditorium!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual-Core or higher
    • Memory: 2GB or higher
    • Hard Disk Space: 65MB
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual-Core or higher
    • Memory: 2GB or higher
    • Hard Disk Space: 15MB
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Auditorium is a very neat little...meditation tool? I hesitate to call it a puzzle game because the whole way through a level in Auditorium is nothing but zen and relaxation. When I think puzzle game I think mental stress; this is the exact opposite.

Each chapter is a song which is further broken down into levels of parts for that song. For example, the first level may be the bass line while the second and third levels establish the intertwining melodies. To complete a level all you have to do is direct the flowing particles to a certain destination. While there are some serious shenanigans that must be pulled to complete later levels, the atmosphere and music combined with the peacefully flowing particles creates this meditative trance that entirely drains away all of your stress.

On a side note, this game runs ABYSMALLY. On my overclocked GTX 680 I can only average 20-30 fps. Take one look at a screenshot and you will be baffled as well at such a terrible framerate. That being said, due to the minimalist design, a poor framerate doesn’t destroy the incredible feeling from playing.

Auditorium is a really cool experience, there’s not a ton of content but for a quick relaxing session it really is worth every penny.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Let me start by saying that I really wish I could recommend this game. I enjoy puzzle games and I am a great music lover (from classical music to metal and from jazz to techno) so when something combines these two I get excited like a little girl...

The puzzle element of auditorium is really fun and I really liked the fact that puzzles could be solved in more then one way. The visual effect are very cool and make the game nice to look at.

But here is where the game lost me: the samples.
If you make a game where loops are needed, these loops must be perfect and one should never hear the 'start' and 'ending' of a sample. In this game the loops are cut off and start over again. This is, in my opinion, unforgivable.

Hopefully this will not be practice in the second Auditorium.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
A short puzzle game where you guide lights to bars that represent volume & a specific instrument that's going to be played so should the light hit the specific bar until a full looping sample of a song plays. All ruined by a few problems that are supposed to make the game.

The mechanics in the game are pretty much self-taught through a bit of screwing around and new ones are introduced as you progress. The game gets deceptively tougher very early on and not too long it will start to feel a little less like a puzzle game about guiding lights and a little more about trial & error to find out what works though that could just mean I started to get bad at the later levels.

For a game about putting together a tune that's supposed to loop it sure doesn't loop properly. The short songs aren't bad but it becomes extremely clear that each song cuts out at the end and starts over again as opposed to properly transitioning from end to beginning unnoticed to make a working looping song.
Also often times the game will bug a bit and some of the sounds & instruments won't even start to play after I direct a light to a volume bar thing. The sounds can be restored if the game is restarted.

It's a relatively simple game that to me is unfortunately overall ruined by technical problems.
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 13, 2014
A decent, simple music puzzle game that has a fair bit of complexity in later levels but can take a little bit of time to ramp.

Each "Act" features a different piece of music which you create by sending a stream of music across different bars. Each set of bars will be a different part (melody, bass, secondary, etc) which combine to create the piece of music for that act. This is done using a varying set of tools (directional/rejection, portals, speed up/slow down, etc) and challenges (colors, splitting streams, etc) in order to meet the requirements for each level. It should be noted that while this is a music game, it's NOT a rhythm game.

While there's no demo, you can find the first 2 (or 3? I can't recall) Acts on the developer's website: http://www.cipherprime.com/games/auditorium which introduces the core concepts. It's how I was first exposed to it years before it came out on Steam.

This isn't a game that I'd recommend sitting down and cranking through - you'll knock out a few levels, and then move on to something else. It's not terribly difficult, but makes for an excellent, relaxing palete cleanser. Think "tablet game designed before tablet games were a thing."
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38 of 56 people (68%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2014
Неплохая головоломка. Несмотря на всю её однообразность.

Суть игры проста - направлять лучи света в определённые области, чтобы они преобразовывались в музыку. И выглядит это, по меньшей мере, красиво. (Хотя это, возможно, из-за моей любви к абстракции) Сама же музыка на слух довольно приятна, хотя зациклены звуки не на самом лучшем уровне, слышны короткие паузы. Но это не мешает наслаждаться озвучкой игры.

Покупать игру, конечно, ради часа-половины игры в неё не лучшая затея, но если игра уже завалялась у вас в библиотеке или же вам её подарили, то не стоит о ней забывать.

Игра на пару раз. 5/10. Красиво. Не затягивает.
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